The coalition, led by BFW, engaging 10 grantee-partners from 7 different cities, supported by the Club Z media, consists of 3 types of CSOs: women/gender/lgbt+, youth and media organizations.  This coalition will address the challenges related to the shrinking safe space for the civil society. We will develop a strategic communications campaign that will raise awareness on the organized attack against the Istanbul convention and the human rights CSOs, which will be implemented on a national level via online and offline activities. The campaign has 3 aims: 1) tackle the negative image of the civil sector; 2) address the hate speech and the threats CSO representatives are subjected to; 3) expose the anti-European attackers of the convention, of the human rights defenders and of the whole civil sector.

Read more: GAF will take part of a new project called “Civitates”

     At the beginning of July 2018, part of the Gender Alternatives Foundation team presented to a group of two experts and two women survivors of sexual violence, the two parts of the developed online game for young people under the CONVEY project - Counteracting Sexual Abuse and Harassment: Attracting Youths from Schools in Digital Education (Ref JUST / 2015 / RDAP / AG / SEXV / 8572), co-funded by the European Union, Program for Rights, Equality and Citizenship (01.09.2016 - 28.02.2019).

Read more: CONVEY game is approved by experts!

     At the end of June 2018, a group of youth peers was invited to test the beta version of an online simulative game for prevention of sexual violence and harassment. The activity was one of the main activities under the CONVEY project -Counteracting Sexual Abuse and Harassment: Attracting Youths from Schools in Digital Education (Ref JUST / 2015 / RDAP / AG / SEXV / 8572), co-funded by the European Union, Program for Rights, Equality and Citizenship (01.09.2016 - 28.02.2019). The online game was presented to a group of 15 young people, aged 13-18, who had the honor to test first the two parts of the game.

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     The Gender Alternatives Foundation launches its first artistic project "Women in Urban and Rural Areas - an Overview of Their Role in Society". The project is part of the cultural program of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019 and is co-funded by "Plovdiv 2019" Municipal Foundation under the program "Community Centers (Chitalista) - Community Participation and Innovation".
     The initiative aims to organize a traveling exhibition in five regions of Bulgaria - Plovdiv, Pazardjik, Smolyan, Kardzhali, Haskovo in the period 09.2018 – 02.2019. It will visualize the everyday life of Bulgarian women, promote their localities and provoke a discussion about the role of women in society.

Read more: "Women in Urban and Rural Areas" - Traveling Documentary Photo Exhibition

  On 03-05.06.2018, by invitation of the Macedonian Helsinki Committee, Milena Kadieva from Gender Alternatives Foundation, prepared and conducted a training on the use and implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women.

   The training was conducted in Strumitsa, Macedonia.

  15 legal practitioners and representatives of the non-governmental organizations in Macedonia were trained how to draft and prepare individual communications and to conduct inquiries before the CEDAW Committee in the area of violence against women.

April 22, 2019